If the gear you are buying doesn't have a SCSI port..forget buying it. Floppies is not a good medium to save files to these days. You DO need gear with a SCSI port (older gear).
And please don't record your music to tape...unless you are talking reel-to-reel...and those days are pretty much gone.
Well, one you make your purchase..consider a mixer and a sound card for your computer next.
Oh..and not to bash the EPS..but there are reasons why they are so cheap now.
Weapons of mass destruction:
MPC Ren, MPC 4000, MPC 3000, MPC 2500XLCD, Kronos, ASR-10, Fantom G, Maschine MKI